Image of Asia: Morning in the spice market
In this photo by Bernat Armangue, laborers rest or work early in the morning in New Delhi’s Spice Market. The laborers carry the bags to the market early before customers arrive, then vendors during the day sell the spices and food to bargain-seekers from across northern India. Delhi’s wholesale spice market is said to be Asia’s largest and sells spices, nuts, herbs, rice and tea. Many shops in the market near the historic Red Fort are run by descendants of the founders of the centuries-old establishments.